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F (USPS156-140) Vol. 132, Number 5 DeWitt, AR 72042 • 16 Pages • 2 Sections • 75 cents

AROUND THE COUNTY

aith Baptist Holds Big Buck Banquet

Stories and Photos on Page B1

Serving Arkansas k County, Arkansas k Since 1882 Thursday, January 30, 2014

Battling Acanthamoeba

HOME BUDGETING SKILLS

First Baptist Church is hosting a Home Budgeting Skills program that will be presented by Dale Bennett. Everyone is invited to come. First Baptist Church is located at 312 North May St. in DeWitt.

DES AWARDS ASSEMBLY

The DeWitt Elementary School awards assembly will be held February 5. K – 1 will be presented from 8:30 - 9:00, 2 – 3 will be presented from 9:10 - 9:40 and 4 – 5 will be presented from 9:50- 10:30.

DES PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

DeWitt Elementary School Parent Teacher Conferences will be held February 13 from 2-7 p.m. Students will be dismissed early.

DHS CLASS OF ‘74 REUNION

The 1974 class of DeWitt High School will have a 40 year reunion meeting on February 1, 2014 at PCCUA – DeWitt in the student center. The student center is located on the east end of the building.  The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Please contact Gracie Jemerson at graciemae52@yahoo. com or text 870-456-8116 with questions and comments.

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Tiffani Burns with her son Justin Ross, who suffers from Acanthamoeba, speak with Marine Glisovic from KATV Channel 7 News about his illness and the effects it’s had on their lives. (photo by Marilyn Rousseau)

By Valenya Franks A simple case of pink eye that just wouldn’t go away turned out to be something far worse for seven-year-old Justin Ross. After several days of battling what was believed to be pink eye, an infection that usually clears up within 24 hours of treatment, Justin’s doctor diagnosed him with Epidemic Kerato Conjunctivitis. However, after several weeks of treatment, his eye was not getting any better. His mother, Tiffani Burns, decided to do a little research herself. She came across an amoeba virus of the cornea which matched all of Justin’s symptoms. She took him to the cornea specialist in Little Rock at Baptist Health, and her fears were confirmed. Justin was diagnosed with Acanthamoeba. Acanthamoeba is a microscopic free-living amoeba that causes severe infections of the eye, skin and central

nervous system. Twelveyear-old Kali Hardig was infected with an amoeba from the same strand last year that lead to a severe case of meningitis. This free-living single-cell organism is considered an animal, and it has buried itself in Justin’s eye and is slowly eating away at his cornea. Since the amoeba is an animal and not a bacteria, it cannot be killed by antibiotics. Strangely enough, the infection is treated with swimming pool cleaner. Bleach and Baquacil drops are put into his eye up to 6 times a day, a process that is very painful. Along with the drops, Justin must go through oral chemo therapy which makes him very sick. Due to the illness caused by the oral chemo and pain in his eye, which was especially increased in fluorescent lighting, Justin has been force to stay home from school. This treatment was working,

but then suddenly the ex- ern Hospital. His eye has treme pain was back. After a reached a point that it is out visit to a specialist in Dallas, of the comfort zone for the Justin was prescribed a spe- specialist in Little Rock. cial eye drop only available in New Zealand along with STORY CONTINUED ON his current treatments and PAGE 5A ► told that treatment would need to continue for a minimum of 6 months. They were also informed that the specialist wanted Justin to return to Dallas every four weeks for a check up. Justin and his mother will be returning to Dallas soon to Due to pain caused by fluorescent lighting, see a cornea Justin is sometimes forced to wear sunglassspecialist at es. (photo by Charlotte Purdy) Southwest-

Best of DeWitt: Good Neighbor of the Year

Pam Castaneda has been chosen as the Best of DeWitt’s “Good Neighbor of the Year.” Pam is a graduate of DeWitt High School

and has been employed by Arkansas County Bank for over 40 years. She is a member of Christway Baptist Church. She is married to Eduardo Castaneda and has one son, Joseph Schimmel of Stuttgart. Dictionar y.com lists one definition of neighbor as “a person who shows kindliness or helpfulness toward his or her fellow humans: to be a neighbor to someone in distress.” The definition could have been shortened to read “Pam.” Pam is a very caring person.

Words are not adequate to describe her devotion to her family, church, friends and community. For example, suppose you have a death in your family, and you hear a knock at the door. There is Pam. She is not only bearing condolences for your loss, but probably a batch of cookies. She is there to help you through the difficult times and to celebrate with you in the good times. Pam keeps a check on her neighbors and aging members of her family. Her visits brighten their day. Pam serves Arkansas County Bank in the Customer Service Department. She does not limit herself to “a job description.” She plays a big part in the annual Veteran’s Day Celebration, Christmas

Open House, Holiday Food Drive, organizing Bank employees for the annual Spring Fling at the hospital, cooking lunch for the Chamber of Commerce, “MAC” Club activities, and any other function in which the bank is participating. She cares for her fellow workers as if they are part of her family. It cannot go unmentioned that Pam is a very good cook. She learned from one of the best, her mom – Mrs. Ruth Isom. One of her favorite times is family gatherings, which include her brother and sisters. There is no way to list all of the good deeds Pam does because they are done in a quiet manner since she does not want to bring attention to herself.

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Best of DeWitt Awards Banquet January 30, 2014 Banquet 6:30 p.m. at DeWitt High School Tickets are $15


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LOCAL NEWS EWITT POLICE REPORT January 25, 2014 - Officer Bobby Hopson was patrolling south bound on Clemons St. at the corner of E. Gibson St. when he witnessed a white Chevrolet Sonic traveling east bound on E. Gibson St. with plastic as a window on the driver side in violation of Arkansas code Annotated 27-37-301 (b)(2) (No Safety Glass). At this time, he caught up with the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop at the corner of Schallhorn St. and E. Cross St. After approaching the passenger side window, Hopson advised the driver the reason for the stop and asked to see her driver’s license, insurance, registration. He asked the front seat passenger for his name and date of birth. The driver gave the officer her driver’s license number, name and D.O.B. The passenger then gave his name, Floyd Gaither with a D.O.B. of 4-25-63. Hopson then went back to his patrol unit and had dispatch check the driver’s license status and Gaither for warrants. Dispatch then advised that Gaither had a parole warrant, and as dispatch was checking to see if the warrant was valid, Hopson asked the driver for consent to search her vehicle and her pockets. She gave him verbal consent to search at this time. After searching the driver’s pockets, he had Gaither to step out of the vehicle and asked if he could search his pockets. Gaither then walked toward the front of the vehicle and asked the officer to come speak with him. At this time, he said he wanted to tell Hopson the truth and said he had some marijuana in his pocket. Gaither then handed him a small clear plastic baggie containing a green leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana from his right front jacket pocket. Hopson placed Gaither into custody and during a search of his person, incidental to arrest, he found a package of “JOB ¼” rolling papers, that are

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commonly used to smoke marijuana in his right front jacket pocket. He then searched the vehicle but could not find any illegal substances inside of it. The officer then issued the driver a warning for the vehicle violation and transported Gaither to the Arkansas County Detention Center to be booked for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) and for the Parole warrant. The green leafy substance in the clear plastic baggie tested positive for marijuana.

RKANSAS COUNTY

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Government Arkansas County Quorum Court meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the courthouse. Crocketts Bluff Volunteer Fire Department meets the third Monday of February, May, August and November at 7 p.m. at the fire station. You do not have to be a board member to attend. DeWitt Airport Commission meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at DeWitt City Hall. DeWitt/Arkansas County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meets the third Monday of each month at 10 a.m. DeWitt City Council meets the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. DeWitt Municipal Waterworks meets the second Monday of each month at 3 p.m. at the water office. DeWitt School Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the district office. Gillett City Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. (November-March) or 7 :30 p.m. (April-October). St. Charles City Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the St. Charles Museum. St. Charles Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the St. Charles Fire Department. The St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the fire station at 610 Broadway. The St. Charles Fire Department Auxiliary meets the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the fire station at 610 Broadway. Club Meetings American Legion and Auxiliary meets the first Thursday of each month at Camp Doughboy at 6:30 p.m. Arkansas County Diabetic Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Arkansas County Bank Community Room. Caring and Sharing Food Pantry is open the second and fourth Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Court Square in DeWitt. Unity Baptist Church Community Clothes Closet is open the first Monday of each month from 4-6 p.m. and the second and fourth Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Delta Medicine Assist Program will be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Baptist Medical Health Clinic in Stuttgart. DeWitt Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the DeWitt City Hall courtroom. Use the east door. DeWitt Athletic Booster Club meets the first Monday of each month in the DeWitt High School library at 5:30 p.m.

HELP WANTED The DeWitt Era-Enterprise is looking for a new editor. Ours will be leaving us very soon. We are looking for someone who is reliable, punctual and able to make a deadline. Someone who’s good at writing, photography and dealing with the public. Prefer college degree but will make exception for ample writing samples. Hours are generally 8-5 but there are some events that will need to be attended outside of this time frame. Mac experience preferred, graphic design experience a plus. Prefer someone in the DeWitt, Gillett & St. Charles area but will make exception for the right candidate. Please send resumes and samples to editor@ dewitt-ee.com or bring them by the office at 140 Court Square in DeWitt. We are looking to fill the position immediately so please respond quickly.

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DeWitt Band Parents Association meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the DeWitt High School band room. DeWitt Chamber of Commerce meets the third Thursday of each month at noon at a location to be announced. The DeWitt Community Book Club meets the second Monday of each month at PCCUA DeWitt campus at 5:30 p.m. Anyone who is interested in reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction and discussing books with other readers is welcome to attend. DeWitt Hospital Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of each month at noon at PCC-DeWitt. DeWitt Lions Club meets every Tuesday at noon at The Catfish Shack. DeWitt Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at The Catfish Shack. 40 et 8 meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Doughboy. The Gillett Civic Group meets the second Thursday of each month in the community room at the Planters and Merchants Bank. Grand Prairie Charitable Christian Medical Clinic is held the second Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m., at 115 N. Adams in DeWitt. The Grand Prairie Historical Society meets the third Thursday in Jan., April, July and October. The Grand Prairie Quilt Society meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Stuttgart Public Library. The Grand Prairie Ruritan Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at The Willows Restaurant. Kingdom Outreach Women’s Group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Changing Lives Ministries building at the corner of Madison and Gibson streets. Masonic Lodge #157 meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Prairie Angels 4-H Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 3:45 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Gillett. Weigh-in starts at 5:30 p.m.; meetings at 6 p.m. Weight Watchers meets every Monday at New Life Fellowship. Weigh-ins begin at 5 p.m. Ya-gotta-wanna Al-Anon Group provides support for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. AlAnon meets 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church, 120 W. 7th, Stuttgart, AR.

What is the Contribution of DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home Inc. to the Overall Economy of the Area? In this report, IMPLAN software and data were used to study and estimate the economic impact of DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home Inc. on Arkansas County. The term economic impact refers to any number of processes that trace how changes in spending resulting from an economic event, such as business closures and new industrial or infrastructural developments move through an economy. An impact study measures the cumulative effects of that spending on a defined geographic region, as small as a ZIP area, or as large as an entire country. Hospitals may use impact analysis to demonstrate their role, importance and contribution to the local economy, and the potential effects of expansion or relocation of the hospital. DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home Inc. makes a significant contribution to the local economy by purchasing goods and services from local businesses and by providing jobs and income to local residents who in turn send part of their income at these local businesses. This section of the report estimates the direct and secondary contribution of DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home Inc. to the local economy. We measure the economic contribution of the hospital in terms of employment and income. DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home Inc. hires a significant number of employees and generates: 113 jobs created directly by the hospital 36 secondary jobs created in other businesses 149 total job impact generated by DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home Inc. It provides $6,438,610 in direct labor income/wages And it provides a total labor income impact of $8,020,680 to the local economy $6,438,610 earned by 113 employees generated an additional 36 jobs for the local community created from employees’ spending and adds $1,582,070 in secondary labor income to the owners and employees of the benefiting businesses in the community. In 2011, DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home Inc. had a total revenue impact of $18,237,468, a job impact of 149 and a total income impact of $8,020,680.

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Raymond Campbell Schwartz was born, November 26, 1927.  His parents Raymond J. and Mildred Campbell Schwartz and sister, Lois Ann Lowell preceded him in death. He was baptized and confirmed in the catholic faith. He graduated from Miami Sr. High School, Miami, Florida and attended the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed in residential real estate construction and land development in Georgia. He married Doris Dupuy in 1960, and they lived on St. Simons Island before relocating to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was employed by Bank Atlantic, Fort Lauderdale and was manager of the Construction Loan and Real Estate Owned Departments. He retired in 1974. On January 21, 2014, Ray passed away and he will be greatly missed by his wife, Doris Schwartz, his nephew Bill Ogle and niece Tandi Link, and their families, nephew Walter Dupuy and niece Peggy James and their families and many friends. Private memo!  rial services will be held at a later date.  Memorials in memory of Ray made to Gillett Methodist Church, P.O. Box 88, Gillett, Arkansas 72055; Gillett Cemetery Fund C/O of Gillett City Hall, 209 West main Street, Gillett, Arkansas 72055 or Hospice Home Care, 3135 West 28th Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603. Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, Arkansas.

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Dorothy Maddox Dorothy Marie (Adams) Maddox of Carlisle, formerly of DeWitt and St. Charles, died January 25, 2014. She was born to James and Emmie Adams on February 4, 1924 in Tomberlin, Arkansas.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by her parents and ten siblings.  She was also preceded in death by her husband Roy J. Maddox, and by a son, Harold Eugene Guynes.  Dorothy is survived by her children: Jo Ann (James) Mitcham of Redfield, Jerry Guynes of DeWitt, Carolyn (Bobby) Wright of DeWitt and Mickey (Pam) Maddox of Carlisle.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.  Dorothy was a homemaker for most of her life and loved gardening, cooking, cats, Christmas, hummingbirds and crappie fishing.  She was a current member of Carlisle First Baptist Church and a former member of Belleview Missionary Baptist Church in Ethel.  She had recently been a resident of Chambers Nursing Home in Carlisle.  The family would like to thank the staff of Chambers Nursing Home and Dr. Chris Morgan for their care during her stay, as well as the ICU nurses at Baptist Medical in both Stuttgart and Little Rock for their gentleness and concern in her last hours.   Visitation will be held on Monday, Janurary 27th, from 5:00 to 7:00 at Essex Funeral Home in DeWitt. Funeral services will also be held at Essex on Tuesday, January 28th at 10:00 AM, with burial following in St. Charles Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Belleview Missionary Baptist Church, St. Charles Cemetery or a charity of choice. essexfuneralhome.com

Obituary Allen Jacobs Allen R. Jacobs, 87, of Vilonia passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. He was born Marcy 30, 1927, in the Sunshine Community near Stuttgart to Edith Miller Jacobs and Harvey Allen Jacobs. He lived most of his live in Arkansas and Jefferson counties. He was a resident of Gunters Veterans Home in Vilonia and was a retired Army veteran and farmer. He was a Baptist. Allen was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters; his wife Elizabeth Broeks Jacobs whom he met and married while serving in the Army during World War II; his son, Jimmy Dale Jacobs; and two daughters, Sandy and Judy. Survivors are his daughter, Allene (Jim) Gibbs of Vilonia; sons, Douglas (Debbie) Jacobs of Stuttgart and Mike (Lou Anna) Jacobs of DeWitt; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Turpin Funeral Home with funeral services, officiated by Dr. Sam Roberts, following at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Lone Tree Cemetery. The family requests memorials to the donor’s choice. The family will be at the home of Doug and Debbie Jacobs, 1204 E. 22nd St. in Stuttgart. Please go to www.turpinco.com to sign the online guestbook.

Obituary Billy E. Blackwell Billy E. Blackwell passed away at his home in Stuttgart on January 21, 2014, at the age of 84. Billy is predeceased by his parents, Ruth Helene Emma Schumacher and Bill Blackwell, and a sister Shirley Ann Blackwell. Billy is survived by his loving wife Loretta of 57 years. They were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stuttgart on August 26, 1956. Billy will be remembered with love and affection by his daughters, Terri (Steve) Weaver and Tiffany (Russell) Rogers, both of Stuttgart; his grandson, Wade (Paige) Weaver and his great granddaughter, Adelynn Grace of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is also survived by a brother, Don Blackwell of Bryant and a sister, Donna Ruth Gunnell of Casscoe.  Billy was born in Stuttgart, Arkansas, on March 8, 1929. He was baptized into the Lutheran faith on May 26, 1929. He was confirmed on February 21, 1943. He graduated from Stuttgart High School in May, 1947. He joined the US Navy in September, 1947 and served through February, 1950.  Billy was employed at Riceland Foods, Inc. from 19501987, and worked in many departments throughout that time. Billy was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stuttgart where he served the church in many capacities. Billy enjoyed  hunting, fishing, gardening, yard work and watching sports of any kind. He and Loretta were avid Arkansas Razorback and Dallas Cowboy fans and enjoyed traveling to support the teams. He especially loved time he spent with his grandson and sidekick Wade. He also enjoyed Ricebird football and followed the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals during baseball season.  The visitation will be held at  St. John’s Lutheran Fellowship Hall at Fourth and College on Friday, January 24, 1 p.m.   The funeral service  will be held at  St. John’s Lutheran Church on Friday, January 24, 2 p.m. with Pastor Don White officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Tree Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Condolences for the family may be offered online at www.turpin-co.com.  The family also thanks Hospice Home Care for their loving care and compassion provided during this time. 

Obituary Virgil Wright Virgil Doyle Wright, 62, of Stuttgart died January 21, 2014. He was born December 12, 1951, in DeWitt to William Leroy and Edith “Tootsie� Mannis Wright. He was a truck driver.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ila Jean Wright; brothers, Earnest, Arnold, Howard, and Bennie; and sister Bernice Fisher. Survivors include his sons Rusty Doyle Wright (Andrea) of DeWitt, Kavin Burnett (Debbie) of Crossett, Ricky Fox (Carla) of DeWitt, and Rusty Dean Fox (Tonya Campbell) (Anita Fox) of DeWitt; special friends Shelia Washam and family; three sisters Wilma Davis of Rosebud, Barbara Roach and Nadine Edwards of DeWitt; and twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held January 24 at the McAdams Road Church with burial at Thompson Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home.  www.essexfuneralhome.com


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St. Charles, Crocketts Bluff and Ethel News

News In and Around Gillett

By Margaret Aycock – 870-282-8020 jaymara@hughes.net Crocketts Bluff Community Center met Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. for their January 23 meeting at the community center. Meeting was called to order by Vicki Gardner, in the absence of the President, Kenneth Graves. After a short business meeting, election of officers was held for 2014. After a motion was made and seconded, the officers all remained the same: president, Kenneth Graves; vice-president, Vicki Gardner; and secretary/treasurer, Peggy Bullock. Attendees also voted to have monthly pot-luck gatherings/business meeting instead of quarterly. The meeting was adjourned. Everyone then enjoyed playing several games of Bingo, before heading home. J.W. and I really enjoyed having my son, Russell Horton from Brooks, KY, home for the week. He came to duck hunt although there were not as many ducks as last year, it seems. Better luck next year, Russ! Josh and Dena Woods and “big brother” Keeton Woods of Mayflower welcomed their baby daughter,and “little sister” Kenzie Kyle Woods into the world on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:19 p.m. at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Little Kenzie weighed 7 lbs. 6ozs. and measured 20 ins. long. Grandparents are Jean Davenport of DeWitt, and her great-grandparents are Lorene and Wilbur Harris also of DeWitt. Cody and Kara Eason and “big

brother” Gavin Eason of DeWitt welcomed their baby son and “little brother” Emmett McCallie Eason into the world Friday, January 24, 2014, at 9:11 a.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Stuttgart. Little Emmett weighed 6 lbs. and 13 ozs. and measured 18 in. Proud grandparents are Joe and Mary Ann Johnson and Danny and Pam Eason. Great-grandparents are Johnny and Linda Johnson and Norma Jean “Blondie” Cox and Elizabeth Criswell, all of DeWitt. BIRTHDAYS: Whitney Neal - Jan. 30 Saylor Morton - Jan. 30 Sam Colvert - Jan 30 Dena Bly - Jan. 30 Tate Pfaffenburger - Jan. 30 Ty Simpson - Jan. 31 Scott Leibrock - Feb. 1 Matthew Purdy - Feb. 1 Carole Frances Jennings Feb. 2 Sue Sneed - Feb. 2 Madi Martin - Feb. 2 Hazel Riley - Feb. 2 Dallas Traylor - Feb. 3 John Shallhorn - Feb. 3 William Lee Keffer - 4 ANNIVERSARIES: Josh & Katie Sollars - Jan. 30 Robbie & Brenda Fread Jan. 31 Russie & Charlene West Feb. 2 Larry & Judith Thompson Feb.2 Danny & Pam Eason - Feb. 3

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Freda Mattmiller, a member of the Dorcas Quilters in Gillett, looks on as Trenton Cox, Jase Ringo, Logan Menard and Holden McGee take turns using the rotary cutter on scrap fabric at the Gillett Sons of Salt meeting.

By Darla Grantham To submit news contact: Darla Grantham, P.O. Box 324, Gillett, AR 72055, call (870) 548-2850, or email dgrantham@pccua.edu. S.O.S. Fundraiser Planned Freda Mattmiller, a member of the Dorcas Quilters in Gillett, looks on as Trenton Cox, Jase Ringo, Logan Menard and Holden McGee take turns using the rotary cutter on scrap fabric. Mattmiller spoke to the Gillett Sons of Salt about quilting and the mission work done by her organization. The boys saw several different types of covers made by the quilters and learned about the steps taken to produce them. They also learned that the covers were used locally and sent around the world through Lutheran World Relief. The Sons of Salt will hold a bake sale at Planters & Merchants bank at 3p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. Money raised will go toward purchasing a large roll of batting for the Dorcas Quilters. S.O.S. asks the community to help support this worthy cause. Extensions Homemakers Club Meets in January The Gillett Extension Homemakers Club held its January meeting on Tuesday, January 21, at The Paddy in Gillett with five members present and

Arlene Ferguson as hostess. Club president Margie Hackney called the meeting to order. Rose Ella Smith read an inspirational message based on II Chronicles 19:11 reminding us to act with courage, setting a goal for ourselves and working toward that goal, always striving to make things better for ourselves and for others. Dorothy Connelly, health leader, presented information about our skin, letting us know that our skin is the largest organ of the body and that it is a protective barrier for the body.  Our skin changes every decade, so the ways to treat our skin change as well.  Five types of skin including oily, combination, sensitive, dry, and aging or sun damaged, each require different treatments.  Moisturizers and sunscreens are important at every age and for every type of skin, but the types of moisturizers and sunscreens differ according to type. Connelly, secretary, led roll call with the question:  “What is your favorite beauty product?”  Several answers were given:  moisturizers,

lipstick, powder, and mascara. The minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted, and the treasurer’s report was also approved.    As eye openers Hackney brought a pattern for a teaching doll, a crocheted potholder, and a decorative broom cover.  After the group signed cards sending cheerful thoughts to several of the club’s members and others, everyone enjoyed the delicious refreshments served by Ferguson aided by Becki Weinrich.  Connelly was excited to win the door prize furnished by Ferguson.  The meeting closed with the Membership Pledge. The February meeting will be on Tuesday, February 18, at The Paddy in Gillett at 2 p.m. with Hackney as hostess. Valentine Dinner Planned A Valentine’s Day Steak Dinner is being hosted by St. Paul’s Lutheran Youth on Saturday, February 8th, 2014 in the fellowship hall of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church beginning at 5:00 p.m. Carry out, as well as some deliveries will be available. You may purchase a $20 ticket by calling Pastor Chad Philipp at 548-2228.

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Battling Acanthamoeba ► CONTINUED FROM 1A Suffice it to say, Justin’s medical expenses were growing each day. Along with Justin, Tiffani and her husband, Damon, have five other children. They are hard working individuals who help others at the drop of a hat. Justin’s condition is so rare that KATV recently interviewed Tiffani and Justin and aired it to make people aware of his situation. Fox 16 News and KARK Channel 4 also aired Justin’s story. With the increasing medical expenses, the Burns family is forced to ask for help. Any amount will help with the overwhelming costs. Donations can be made to the Justin Ross Fund at Farmers and Merchants, P.O. Box 696, DeWitt, AR 72042 or online at http://www. gofundme.com/69vih0.

Monday, February 3 Teriyaki Meatballs Egg Noodles Lyonnaise Green Beans Dinner Roll Fresh Orange Milk Tuesday, February 4 Chicken Dumplings Green Peas Country Tomatoes Dinner Roll Oreo Cookies, Milk Channel 16 News accompanied Justin to one of his eye exams.

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Out and Fundraiser for Justin will be held at Patillo School Saturday, February 1, starting at 5:45. There will be food and raffles. All proceeds will go to Justin’s medical expenses.

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The staff of the DeWitt Era-Enterprise would like to remind everyone that we reserve the right to publish and edit news and editorial submissions as deemed necessary. The editor reserves all rights to decide which news submissions appear in the paper as well as when and how the stories will appear. News and editorial submissions are taken in free of charge and are run when space permits at the discretion of the editor. We would also like to ad that all articles should be sent in a .doc or .docx format. Stories cannot be placed in the paper in a PDF format. However,

The honor of your presence is requested at the marriage of Kayla LeAnn Watkins to Raymond Lee Bateman, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at two o’clock p.m. The ceremony will be held at Church of the Firstborn. All family and friends are invited to celebrate our special day.

The Burns family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and donations. They are grateful to live in such a loving community.

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FAITH & RELIGION WEEKLY SERMON

Savior or Judge By William Wood A friend of mine told a story about a young boy who lived in the west many years ago, in the days of horse and wagon! The ten year old was sitting in a wagon while his dad bought groceries in the country store. Someone started firing a gun down the street from where the wagon stood and the team of horses were frightened and ran away. The boy clung desperately to the wagon seat as the horses were headed toward a cliff. A cowboy who had watched what happened, jumped on his horse and stopped the runaway team just before it went over the cliff. He saved the little boy’s life. Many years later, the same little boy was standing in a court room. He had been drinking and running with the wrong crowd. In a poker game, an argument had arisen over money and he had shot and killed a man. Now he had been found guilty and was standing before the judge. The judge read the charge and said, “I sentence you to hang by your neck until your mortal life is gone!” Hearing the sentence, the young man pulled loose from his guard, jumped over the rail and fell at the judge’s feet, pleading for mercy! He said, “Judge, look at my face. Don’t you know me?” The judge said, “No son, I don’t know you.” He said, “Do you remember a certain little boy’s life that you saved many years ago from a runaway team?” The judge said, “Yes, I remember that!” He said, “I am that boy, you saved me then judge, please save me now!” The judge, with tears in his voice said, “Son, that day I was your savior, today I am your judge!” Today, God wants to be your savior sinner. Tomorrow, He may be your judge. Will you turn to Him while the door to salvation is still open? Let me tell you a Bible story now. After Noah had preached of a coming flood for many year, one day the Lord told him to get on the Ark he had built. Noah and his family obeyed, and God closed the door into the Ark. Seven more days of sunshine followed with no rain. And the people who had laughed Noah to scorn, no doubt now laughed still more, as they called others to come and see Noah closed up in the ship with his stinking animals! Human nature has not changed, (unless God changes it) and its the same now as then! Today, when a minister reminds the people of Peter’s Prophecy in which he said, “The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, and the earth and the works therein shall be burned up” they seem to not understand our speech! One man said to me, “Brother William, we may have another 1,000 years.” I replied, “You haven’t got that long, and I don’t have that long.” I won that argument hands down! Remember dear lost person, you savior will someday be your judge, and that is not a fairytale! Amen.

Drawing a Crowd By Pastor Steve Ellison It seems that everywhere I look these days, people are famous simply for being famous. I know that doesn’t make much sense; it doesn’t to me anyway. These people are famous without having accomplished anything at all.  Entertainers and athletes seem to be far more interested in drawing attention to self than in actually perfecting their craft.  Television ratings, Twitter followers, Facebook likes, etc. seem to be the most important things.  I realize that these are all tied to advertising dollars.  This is just my personal opinion and I realize that it counts for very little but the constant attempts to draw attention grow very tiresome to me.  The constant clamor of “look at me” is nauseating. Jesus also had a problem with drawing crowds.  He couldn’t keep from drawing crowds.  They hounded Him so much that He couldn’t get a moment of rest.  That was a problem but that wasn’t the main problem.  The real issue was that He knew that people were flocking to Him for the wrong reasons.   They came because He was famous.  As He fed the multitudes, healed the lame, exorcised demons, restored sight to the blind, walked on water, etc., the crowds grew larger and larger.  The issue for Jesus was that they were following Him for wrong reasons.  They simply wanted to be present when something exciting happened or they wanted material blessings.  John 6:15 records the climax to this scene, “So Jesus, perceiving that they were intending to come and take Him by force to make Him king, withdrew again to the mountain by Himself alone.” NASU This group misunderstood His mission so Jesus wanted to get rid of them and get rid of them He would. Jesus began to weed out those who were there for the wrong reasons.  He whittled the crowd down by delivering some difficult truth about Himself.  He taught them that He was very closely connected to the Father and that the Old Testament manna was only a picture of Him.  Jesus was the true bread from out of heaven.  Jesus taught them some hard to understand symbolism about eating His flesh and drinking His blood.  John 6:66 records that His strategy was successful, “As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore.”  NASU  Disciples in this verse is not referring to the Twelve but rather to the crowds who were following Him.  Jesus was setting up an examination for the Twelve.  John 6:67,  So Jesus said to the twelve, “You do not want to go away also, do you?”  That is a sad question but the answer is marvelous. John 6:68 reveals that the disciples passed the examination,  Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.  “We have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God.” NASU Following Jesus because He is famous is of no use. It does no good to follow Jesus because you think material blessing will come.  It does no good to follow Jesus because you like to see your friends at church.  It does no good to follow Jesus because you think it will make you more popular.  It does no good to follow Je-

The American Holocaust By Tom Smith Forty-one years. 55-57 million lives lost. Yet, last week the President of these United States praised that infamous day on January 22, 1973 when the Supreme Court declared (Roe v Wade) that a woman’s rights were important than those of the unborn. Speaking on the 41st anniversary of the enactment of that law, President Obama said, “Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health. “We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom. And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children. Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.” “Everyone,” Mr. President? Not quite. Just ask the millions of defenseless babies who were murdered in their mother’s wombs (if we could). I don’t think they’d agree with you. Then again, in your estimation—and now in that of at least around 55% of Americans polled—those aren’t babies in there. They’re embryos. . .or zygotes. . .or fetuses. . .or any other scientific name “enlightened” individuals like you choose to call them. But, that still doesn’t change the fact that they’re human beings, Mr. President, created in Almighty God’s image (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 139:13-18). Like us, they deserve the utmost care and protection we can give them. Otherwise, we’re no different than any other pagan society that’s ever existed and be-

lieved in child sacrifices. Sadly, it also makes us no different than Hitler’s Nazi Germany that did all sorts of unthinkable, inhuman experiments on their Jewish captives during World War II. The only difference is that they only exterminated six million during the Holocaust. We’ve murdered almost 10 times that many since 1973. And, sadly, the majority has turned a deaf ear to the silent cries of the unborn. Pastors, priests, rabbis, churches, synagogues, etc., have sat by doing nothing. Then, we wonder why our nation is falling apart at the seams and is nearing destruction from within like the Roman Empire did. Dear Reader, abortion is wrong. It’s immoral. It’s unethical. It’s unscriptural. And, it should be illegal. But, it’s not and will continue to be the law of the land until there are enough folks who rise up and say “Enough already!” We’ve seen what a groundswell movement can do to change a television network’s decision (e.g., Phil Robertson and “Duck Dynasty”). Why can’t the same thing happen with Roe v Wade? It can—but it’ll take an intentional, concerted effort on all of our parts to make it happen. That’s why I’m writing this column, asking you to get involved. Awaken from your lethargy. Stand up and be counted. Contact your congressmen and tell them to not rest until a law protecting the life of the unborn has been enacted. Only then can we avert God’s coming Judgment on this land. Only then. May God have mercy on us—especially before it’s too late. (NOTE: If you’d like to contact Bro. Tom or receive his daily e-mail devotional, entitled “Morning Manna,” you can write him at P.O. Box 10614, Fort Smith, AR 72917 or e-mail him at pressingon@hotmail. com). -30-

sus because it makes you feel good to go to church or you think you might see something exciting at church. Peter gave the correct response.  You must follow Jesus because you realize that no one else has the words of eternal life.  You must trust Him that He is the Holy One of God, sent to save you from your sins.

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Where Jesus Christ Is Always Present In Word and Sacrament Pastor Chad Philipp Bro. Dennis Ingle Pastor Jason Burke Assc. Pastor/ Youth Minister Perry Simpson Music

Schedule of Services Sunday School...................9:45 A.M. Morning Worship..............10:45 A.M. Evening Service..................6:00 P.M. Adult Bible Study Tues.......6:00 P.M. Teen Bible Study Wed........6:00 P.M. AWANA Wed..................6:00 P.M.

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Area Residents Earn Academic Recognition The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean’s List and the Presidential Scholars List for the fall 2013 semester. Recognition on the Dean’s List requires at

least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students must achieve a 4.0 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit

Arkansas County Farm Bureau members attend the 95th AFBF Annual Convention in San Antonio

hours to receive the recognition of Presidential Scholar. The Presidential Scholar from DeWitt was Catherine Bussey.

Board Moves Forward with Technology Upgrades At the monthly DeWitt School Board meeting, held on January 13, 2014, the board approved the consent agenda presented. Superintendent, Dr. Lynne Dardenne submitted a recommendation to the board to approve the purchase of a wireless system for DeWitt Elementary and the replacement of internet switches and installation at DeWitt Elementary and DeWitt High School. The wireless system and the switch replacement is part of the overall improvement of the technology infrastructure for the entire school district.  Additional replacement of switches will occur at Gillett Elementary

School and DeWitt Middle School. As districts across the state move toward online testing, digital classes, and use of school and individual devices for classroom learning, improvement to the infrastructure will be necessary to offer students 21st Century learning opportunities.  The board approved an agreement between The Pointe, a mental health provider, and the DeWitt School Distric. The Pointe will provide services to students within the district.  These services will be above and beyond the services now provided by the school counselors.  Board members approved the use of facilities by the Gillett PTA and PeeWee

basketball groups and use of the DeWitt High School Cafeteria for the Acres of Help banquet.  Following executive session to consider personnel matters, the board returned to open session and took the following actions. A letter of resignation was accepted from Lisa Hill, a morning bus driver.  Brian Boyd, was approved to drive the extra long morning bus route previously driven by Ms. Hill. The board voted to offer an extension of the Superintendent’s contract for one year, through June 30, 2017. The date of the February board meeting was changed to February 12 at 5:30 at the Administration Office.

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From (left to right): Arkansas Farm Bureau state board member Terry Dabbs and Lori Dabbs, Nita and Ronald Bauman of Stuttgart and Heath Long of Tichnor were among the almost 155 Arkansans who attended the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation in San Antonio, TX. The event, which took place Jan. 12-14, provided farm and ranch leaders from across the United States an opportunity to network with fellow Farm Bureau leaders, attend the trade show and learn about current agriculture issues. Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private farm and rural advocacy organization of more than 190,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.

Williams Releases President’s and Dean’s Lists Williams Baptist College has released the names of students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2013 fall semester. The President’s List includes those full-time students who achieved

a perfect 4.0 grade point average, while the Dean’s List is comprised of those with at least a 3.5 GPA. Williams is a four-year, liberal arts college at Walnut Ridge. Those making the President’s

and Dean’s Lists from Arkansas, listed by county, were: Arkansas County: President’s List - DeWitt: Hallie Horton. Dean’s List - Humphrey: Johnna Seeman.

Students Named to SAU President’s List for Fall 2013 Southern Arkansas University has announced the names of 256 students who qualified for the President’s List for the Fall 2013 semester. The following students were included in the President’s List: Lauryn Ross, of De Witt,

Ark., who is a junior Agricultural Science-Animals major. Kiley Anderson, of Dewitt, Ark., who is a freshman Early Childhood Education major. A total of 256 students named to the President’s List. To qualify, a student

must earn a 4.0 GPA for the semester. Southern Arkansas University is a quality, comprehensive regional university granting degrees on the undergraduate and graduate levels. For more information, visit www.SAUmag.edu

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DeWitt City Police Received Two New Patrol Cars

The DeWitt City Police Department recently received two new patrol cars. The white 2014 Dodge Chargers have new blue stripes on the sides as well as the new city seal. Both cars are fully equipped and have car cameras.

DHS Students Take 1st and 2nd at 2014 Youth Art Month

Austin Thomas won 1st place for his flag design.

Austin Thomas and Beth Ann Shadwick both placed at the 2014 Youth Art Month flag design contest.

Two students from DeWitt High School are winners in the 2014 Youth Art Month flag design contest. Austin Thomas won 1st place and Beth Ann Shadwick won 2nd place in the high school division for our state. Congratulations to these students!

New City Seal of DeWitt Beth Ann Shadwick won 2nd place for her flag design.

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Adopt a pet! Check out the dogs at our local animal shelter on page A2. In 2009, graphics instructor Randi-Rauh Tyler, the then Mayor of DeWitt Aubrey McGhee, and PCCUA Vice Chancellor Carolyn Turner, began a project for students to create a new city seal for DeWitt. Somehow the project got lost in the shuffle. Current Mayor Ralph Relyea found the folder, and the contest winners have finally been selected. Pictured with the new seal are(from left) Mayor Relyea, Britney Moss, Collin Hornbeck, and PCCUA Vice Chancellor Carolyn Turner. Moss and Hornbeck’s creations were very similar. So, they worked together to create the final seal. The winners received $100 and lunch with the Mayor. These seals should soon begin appearing on city vehicles. The seal features deer and duck hunting and agriculture---three key components of the DeWitt economy. Moss graduated from the UA last spring with a BSN, and she currently works at Mercy Hospital in Rogers. Hornbeck will graduate from the UA with an agriculture degree in May.

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Faith Baptist Holds Big Buck Banquet

Guest speaker, Brian Womack, is the owner of High Plains Waterfowl Inc. Winner of the Typical Adult Division is David Pfaffenberger. His deer score 148. His prize was a trophy and $250 cash. (There was no winner for the Nontypical Adult Division.)

Trey LaCotts is the winner of the Youth Division. His Deer Scored 98.75. His prize was a trophy and $100 cash.

Noah Ruffin with his dad, Ben Ruffin, both won door prizes.

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Hunter Education Course Hunter educations courses will be held at Potlach Conservation Education Center at Cook’s Lake on Saturday, February 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.. and Sunday, February 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Hunter Education Program is dedicated to the

safe enjoyment of our outdoors. Through the program, students learn not only firearms safety, but general woodsmanship and basic outdoor survival skills. This is an instructorled class with hands-on demonstrations. Participants must attend both days. The class will end with a test to pass

the course. Participants should bring a sack lunch and drinks for Saturday, February 1. Registration required. • Hunter Education is mandatory for anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1969, to legally hunt in Arkansas. • Arkansas certification is honored in all other states requiring Hunter

Education. • Class is open to all ages but materials are on a 6th grade reading level. • All kids younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. • No guns or ammunition allowed in classroom. • Live firing is not a required part of the course.

Arkansas Endangered Species

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HELP WANTED Arkansas County Co-op Corporate Office in Stuttgart is accepting applications for an Accounts Receivable Clerk Send resume to P.O. Box 208 Almyra, AR 72003

Help Wanted Welders needed at Adams Fertilizer Equipment. Apply in person at 1503 S. Whithead Drive JOB OPENINGS!

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Millcreek of Arkansas is accepting applications for LPN position for our PRTF program. The candidate must be currently licensed as a Practical Nurse in the state of AR, at least 21 years of age, and have the ability to work with adolescents with behavioral disorders. Millcreek has an excellent beneďŹ t package with competitive salary. EEO employer. If interested in either position contact the Human Resources Department (870) 3528203, for more information, Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. or come by and pick up an application. Completed applications may be mailed to: Millcreek of Arkansas, attn: Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 727, Fordyce, AR.

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◄ Arkansas Lists 18 species that are closely monitored to ensure they remain viable. These animals include bats, birds, beetles and other species. Learn about these special creatures and how you may be able to help build their populations back to healthy levels. Potlatch Conservation Education Center at Cook’s Lake will be hosting an educational program on these species Saturday, February 8 from 1-3 p.m. Call 870-241-3373 to register.

Arkansas State Taxes While Arkansas state tax and federal returns are not due until April 15, we know thousands of Arkansans may be filing soon in anticipation of a refund. This year, the IRS will begin processing returns on January 31st.  This is a later date than previous years due to the government shut down last fall. We are constantly striving to simplify our state tax codes and reduce the tax burden on Arkansas families.  However, we recognize the need many have for assistance in preparing their taxes and filing returns.  This week, we would like to remind you about the free services offered to many Arkansans.  We would also like to offer information for those who may be considering a refund anticipation

loan or a refund anticipation check. The Internal Revenue Service offers its Free File electronic tax filing program to all taxpayers. Those taxpayers who earned less than $58,000 in adjusted gross income in 2013 are eligible to receive free online filing help.  More than a dozen commercial tax software companies have made their online assistance free through the Free File program.  Visit www.irs. gov for more information. Arkansans making less than $52,000 a year and members of the U.S. Armed Services are also eligible for free in person tax filing assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  VITA sites are typically located in community centers, li-

braries, and schools. You can find one near you by calling 1-800-906-9887. Arkansans over the age of 60 can find free assistance through the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program.  For those locations call 1-888-227-7669. If you are not eligible for free assistance, it is always best to get multiple estimates before choosing a service. Until recently, many tax preparation services offered consumers a way to access their refunds in a matter of days through a refund anticipation loan (RAL). These came at a high rate of interest.  Consumers paid an estimated $46 million in RAL fees nationwide in 2011 to get quick cash for their refunds.  Due to changes in the way the IRS pro-

cessed information, many tax preparation service companies have stopped the practice. However, some are offering a refund anticipation check, which allows consumers to file without the upfront cost of the preparation fees.  Extra fees are then taken out of the refund. Before entering into an RAL or RAC agreement, consider that electronically filed returns can be deposited in your account in as few as eight days.  And if you don’t have a bank account, the IRS can provide your refund by check or prepaid debit card. The Arkansas Attorney General has more advice concerning tax preparation services on its consumer website at www. gotyourbackarkansas. org.

Lumber One Home Center is accepting applications for full time positions in the warehouse/lumber yard and part time positions for in-store customer service. Job duties will vary from truck driving, forklift operation, and physical lifting as well as assisting customers. Some knowledge in building material is helpful. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, health insurance and profit sharing for full time positions. Please apply in person at 301 E. Michigan St. Stuttgart, AR 72160 HELP WANTED: Temporary Work - 7 Job Openings - Starting: 03/15/2014 and Ending: 12/31/2014. Operates combines and grain carts to harvest grain and oilseed crops. Drive heavy trucks and pickups. Does infield repairs. Must have a CDL or appropriate driver’s license or be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire. We require six months experience and a high school diploma or GED. The employer, Thouvenel Harvesting from Versailles, MO will pay the adverse effect wage rate of $10.86/hr (OK, TX), $13.41/hr (KS, SD, ND, NE), $12.22/hr (MO), $10.89 (CO), or prevailing of $2100/ mo (TX), $2200/mo plus room and board (SD), $1800/mo (NE). Work will be performed in Missouri, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Oklahoma. The employer guarantees 3/4 of the workdays in the contract. The work tools, supplies and equipment are provided without cost to the worker, if applicable. Free housing is provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the workday. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided or paid by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier. Workers interested in the job should contact their nearest local State Workforce agency or send resumes to Foreign Labor Certification, P.O. Box 1087, 421 East Dunklin, Jefferson City, MO 65102 job order number : MO10338586.

DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home 1641 S. Whitehead Drive, DeWitt, AR 72042 DHNH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

DeWitt Hospital is seeking a

Full Time Night Shift RN & LPN

Editor’s Note The staff of the DeWitt Era-Enterprise would like to remind everyone that we reserve the right to publish and edit news and editorial submissions as deemed necessary. The editor reserves all rights to decide which news submissions appear in the paper as well as when and how the sto-

ries will appear. News and editorial submissions are taken in free of charge and are run when space permits at the discretion of the editor. We would also like to ad that all articles should be sent in a .doc or .docx format. Stories cannot be placed in the paper in a PDF format. However,

ads should be sent in a PDF or jpeg format. We cannot use an ad sent in a word format. All photos should be .jpeg and should NOT be in a word document. Also, all submitted articles and stories should not exceed 500 words. We cannot accommodate for large stories and will be forced

to cut the stories down to size or discard completely. We would also like to remind everyone that we need at least a 24 hour notice for any news coverage. We are very short staffed and we need time to make accommodations in case two or more events occur at the same time.

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RNs, LPNs & CNAs Sign on Bonuses Available New CNA Payscale Contact: Lynn O'Briant or Dana Adams 870-946-3571 ext. 2251 & 2253


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LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on October 29, 1999, Johnny R. Brown and Nancy Brown executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to Samuel Christopher Johnson, as Trustee, in favor of Freedom Financial Services of Arkansas, Inc.; and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded March 10, 2000, at Book 14, Page 130 in the real estate records of Arkansas County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness, the party initiating this action is Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee on behalf of Lake Country Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-HE1, by Green Tree Servicing LLC, 7360 South Kyrene Street, , Tempe, AZ 85283, (888)315-8733; WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent to Johnny R. Brown and Nancy Brown by Act 885 of 2011; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee will, on February 26, 2014, at or about 3:00 P.M. at the Arkansas County Courthouse in DeWitt, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described

to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the deed of trust, said property being real estate situated in Arkansas County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Block 10, Original Town of Gillett, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 405 Rose, Gillett, Arkansas 72055 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Arkansas County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE SALE OF THIS PROPERTY WILL BE AUCTIONED WITH RESERVE. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE. W&A No. 58-239017 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 DNoticeofDefaultTrusteeAR_ysmith_131216_ 820 For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 Adv. 5-4tfc

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TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH Administrative Assistant needed in the Stuttgart area THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECSuccessful candidate needs office administrative TION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. experience, organizational skills, excellent verbal and THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT written communication skills, positive attitude and AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE customer service experience. Candidate must be able USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. to perform a wide range of administrative and office This Instrument Prepared by: WILSON & ASSOCIsupport activities in order to facilitate the efficient ATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little operation of the company. $$$DOQ Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 Call Kali/Amy/Patsy. WHEREAS, on October 9, 2000, Floyd Ellis and Gen**Must have 2 forms of identification! • **Verifiable work history! nie Mae Ellis executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to Absolute Abstract EOE & Drug-Free Employer/Never a Fee to Applicant! & Title, Inc., as Trustee, in favor of Freedom Financial Service of Arkansas, Inc.; and 2608 Olive Street • Pine Bluff, AR 71601 WHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded OcPhone: 870-535-3330 or 1-888-477-7846 tober 16, 2000, at Book 322, Page 168 in the real estate records of Arkansas County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the holder of the debt has requested The DeWitt Era-Enterprise is looking for the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness, the party initiating this action is Wells a new editor. Ours will be leaving us very Fargo Bank NA, 3476 Stateview Blvd, , Fort Mill, SC soon. We are looking for someone who 29715, (866)234-8271; is reliable, punctual and able to make a WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has prodeadline. Someone who’s good at writing, vided the undersigned a copy of the letter required photography and dealing with the public. to be sent to Floyd Ellis and Gennie Mae Ellis by Act Prefer college degree but will make excep885 of 2011; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an intertion for ample writing samples. Hours are est in the real property herein based upon said tengenerally 8-5 but there are some events that ancy. will need to be attended outside of this time NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that frame. Mac experience preferred, graphic the entire indebtedness has been declared due and design experience a plus. Prefer someone payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and in the DeWitt, Gillett & St. Charles area but authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee will make exception for the right candidate. will, on February 19, 2014, at or about 3:45 P.M. at the Please send resumes and samples to editor@ Arkansas County Courthouse in Stuttgart, Arkansas, dewitt-ee.com or bring them by the office at offer for sale certain property hereinafter described 140 Court Square in DeWitt. We are lookto the highest bidder for cash, free from the statuing to fill the position immediately so please tory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the respond quickly. deed of trust, said property being real estate situated in Arkansas County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as COMMITTED. STRONG. RELIABLE. follows: TRUSTED. CUSTOMER-OWNED. Lot 21, Block 1, Rock Island Addition to the City of Stuttgart, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 1217 East Harrison, Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160-3921 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Arkansas County Courthouse OR, IF Contact Kyle Stovesand or Kevin Wingfield THERE IS NO AREA 870-673-1558 • 800-689-1307 COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT And, we are customer-owned. DOOR, THEN THE In February 2014, we will distribute SALE WILL BE HELD $3.3 million to our customerAT THE PLACE AT owners through our patronage SAID VENUE WHERE www.agheritagefcs.com FORECLOSURE SALES program. Are you Farm Credit? ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND farm real estate mortgages • operating loans • insurance • CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all home loans • equipment, vehicles & ATVs • livestock & MORE! matters shown on any applicable recorded plat;

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any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE SALE OF THIS PROPERTY WILL BE AUCTIONED WITH RESERVE. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE. W&A No. 1292-241879 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 DNoticeofDefaultTrusteeAR_tgober_131209_2058 For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 Adv. 3-4tfc

DWI Class Attention to all who have gotten a DWI, DUI or MIP and were sentenced to take a DWI safety class. The Drug and Alcohol Safety Education Program will be holding an education (DWI) class in DeWitt inside the District Courtroom. Classes will be held Friday, February 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Level 2+ 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, February 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You will need to take the classes both days to receive a certificate of completion. The classes will be for people who have been charged with a DWI, DUI or Minor in Possession to get there license back. You will need to call in advance to schedule the class at 870-541-9200. The cost of the class is $150 payable in a money order only, no cash or checks. You will need to send the money order to Quapaw House Inc. P.O. Box 2474 Pine Bluff, AR 71613, or bring it on the first day of class. You must call the office and let someone know you are attending. This class is first come first serve, so reserve your spot.

Celebrating Black History Month February at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will feature numerous activities to celebrate Black History month. All events are free and open to the public. The schedule of activities includes: Speak Now or Forever Hold your Piece – Sat., Feb. 1, 6 p.m. Local poetry troupe Foreign Tongues will perform original spoken word pieces. The evening will feature 2012 National Poetry Slam Champion Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball. It’s in the Bag: Lunch ‘n Learn – Tues., Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The next installment of this lunch program welcomes the cast of The Rep’s Clybourne Park and KABF Program Manager John Cain for a talk about the performance. Bring your lunch and MTCC provides the drinks. Living History with Dr. Gwendolyn Twillie – Fri., Feb. 7, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The inspiring life story of Charlotte Stephens, the first African American teacher employed by the Little Rock School District, will be brought to life by Dr. Gwendolyn Twillie, former Chairwoman of the UALR Theatre, Arts, and Dance Dept. To register, contact Elvon Reed at 501-683-3592. The Office of the Governor Celebrates Arkansas’ Black History Month – Tues., Feb. 11, 10 a.m. The Office of Governor Mike Beebe, in partnership with MTCC, celebrates Arkansas’s Black History Month at the State Capitol Rotunda. Gov. Beebe is the keynote speaker along with other community voices. For more information call 501-682-3612. Exhibit Reception & Opening of Repurposed Wonders: The Sculpture of Danny Campbell – Thurs., Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. MTCC invites you to the opening reception of the museum’s newest exhibit. Accomplished artist and UAPB Art professor Danny Campbell will present his newest collection. Campbell transforms discarded objects like tire treads, automotive parts, and various other materials into vibrant and floral sculptures. Black History Quiz Bowl - Sat., Feb. 15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Black History Quiz Bowl returns to MTCC. Teams of students in grades 6-12 from across Arkansas will test their knowledge of African American history in this annual competition. For more information contact Elvon Reed, Director of Education at 501-683-3592. 2014 Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Distinguished Laureate Series – Tues., Feb. 18, 10 a.m. MTCC partners with the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame to host best-selling author, publisher, educator, and poet Haki R. Madhubutui as he speaks about his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement as well as the influence of art in African American culture. Madhubuti is a 2014 Arkansas Black Hall of Fame inductee. Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle - Sat., Feb. 22, 1 p.m. MTCC partners with the UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture for the first screening of the fourpart film series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. The series will focus on the remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation. The first film, The Abolitionist, will be screened at MTCC with a panel discussion to follow. Voices without Borders – Thurs., Feb. 27, 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Dr. Irma Routen presents her Little Rock area children’s choir live-in-concert for this musical extravaganza.


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Common Food and Super Bowl Preview Fitness Mistakes By Kevin Brown

By Ana Hollis, County Extension Agent – Family & Consumer Sciences It’s the first month of this New Year and many resolutions to eat healthier and exercise may be well underway. Hopefully with those resolutions you are making changes to live a healthier lifestyle. If so, avoid common food and fitness mistakes based upon what is trendy in foods now. Probably one of the more common health and fitness mistakes is skipping meals. We need breakfast because it jump starts our metabolism. It basically breaks the fasting mode your body is in overnight. Consider grabbing a piece of fruit, chunk of cheese, or whole wheat toast as you head out the door. Avoiding lunch or dinner can cause you to over-eat later. Instead, eat sensibly with three well balanced meals and at least two healthy snacks daily. Avoiding gluten is another mistake some make. While people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities have to avoid gluten, banishing gluten for weight loss can lead to nutrient deficiencies. Grains that contain gluten, such as whole wheat, rye, etc., also contain beneficial micronutrients like iron, magnesium, folate and fiber that our bodies need. Fiber is important to a healthy system, but getting too much can stress your intestines. Get fiber from real foods like whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables not from the processed insulin fiber enhanced products. Coconut oil isn’t heart

healthy as some TV personalities would like for you to believe. In fact, it is mostly saturated fat – 92 percent saturated fat to be exact. Compare that with 63 percent saturated fat in butter. That should make you think. The main thing to remember here is that despite all the hype about coconut oil, replacing all the fat in your diet with coconut oil will not benefit your brain, heart or waistline. Remember there is no one “superfood” that has the ability to protect our bodies from disease. That’s why variety is the key to a healthy diet. It must be well balanced including a variety of healthy foods from all the food groups. Excluding a food group may result in weight loss, but may not provide you with all the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy. Avoid the temptation to rely on packaged foods. Although the packaged foods can be calorie controlled, such as the snack size treats, they tend to be heavily processed and may contain large amounts of fat, sodium and/or sugar. Instead rely on whole foods such as fresh fruits or vegetables. Giving up exercise because you think that the gym is the only place to exercise is another common mistake some make. Get moving wherever you are - physical activity counts anywhere you do it. To meet the latest recommendations, adults should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity. In addition to moderate or vigorous exercise, include muscle strengthening and stretching exercises

at least twice each week. Avoid the mistake of eating huge snacks. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a snack is a small amount of food eaten between meals. Try to keep snacks to no more than 200 calories and a healthy option. Think low sodium, low sugar, low carbohydrate, high fiber and high flavor. Snacks more than 200 calories could wreck your diet plan and cause weight gain. Lastly, avoid the mistake of skimping on sleep. It is such an important part of your health routine. Try to get between 7 to 9 hours every night. Avoid common food and fitness mistakes and start living a healthy lifestyle, and always talk with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. If you would like to receive a free copy of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans which can guide you in healthy food choices, contact the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Arkansas County Extension Office by calling 870-946-3231/870-6732346, or e-mail me at ahollis@uaex.edu. You can also follow me on facebook. Extension programs and information are available to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should notify the county Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible prior to the activity.

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Get your snacks and beverages (of all varieties) ready. Fire up the grill (if for nothing else, to stand around and stay warm). This Sunday the stage is set for Super Bowl XLVIII. People around the world will be glued to TVs somewhere anywhere to watch Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos take on Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The temperature is forecast to reach highs of 39 with a low of 27, with no threat of precipitation. This season, the Broncos and Seahawks have remained the top two teams in the league and come into the game number one seeds in their respective conferences. Both teams finished the regular season 13-3 behind strong defenses and potent offenses. But it’s no mystery that the key to Sunday’s game will be

the quarterbacks, the legendary Peyton Manning and the up-and-comer Russell Wilson. Peyton Manning is Peyton Manning and one can only expect him to do what he does best. He is a first ballot Hall of Famer. He’s the only four-time MVP in NFL history, and is almost certain to win his fifth this year. He broke the single-season touchdown and total yards records this season with 55 and 5,477, respectively. And he has targets Wes Welker and Demaryius Thomas to throw to. But though he has a Super Bowl ring, he also has a Super Bowl loss, and he’s been sketchy in the past during the post-season. To win this game, Peyton has to bring his regular season magic to the magic of football’s biggest game. Russell Wilson has some magic of his own. He has shown the ability to make plays with his legs, to get out of the pocket, make defenders miss and

extend plays. He also has a strong, accurate arm and is as smart as any quarterback playing. He was a strong MVP candidate himself earlier in the season when Seattle was consistently considered the best team in the NFL. He will be the prime factor if the Seahawks are to be successful, as they have several injuries to their receiving core which hindered their offense toward the end of the season. His natural talents must be on display to put up points and help keep that tough Seattle defense off the field against Manning. With that said, my prediction? Peyton Manning pulls it off and becomes the first quarterback in NFL history to lead two different teams to a Super Bowl victory. Broncos 27 Seahawks 21 Kickoff is Sunday, February 2 @ 6:30 pm ET. (As if you don’t already know)

Senior Boys Take One, Drop One. Junior Dragons Struggle By Kevin Brown The Senior Dragons finished this past week with one win, one loss against the Hamburg Lions and the Monticello Billies, respectively. Last Tuesday, the

Dragons defeated Hamburg 85-83. Tyren Robinson dropped 28 on the Lions while Leartis Williams added 22 points and Jeremy Smith tacked on 21. On Thursday, DeWitt struggled against Monti-

cello, losing by a count of 73-30, evening out the conference record to 3-3. The Junior Dragons struggled last week in the winloss department, losing a couple of close games to Hamburg and

Monticello. The Lions edged out the Dragons by a score of 33-32 and the Billies won by eight, 42-34. DeWitt is on the road for their next match-up against the Warren Lumberjacks.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Janet Carson to Speak Kevin’s Korner at PCC on Feb. 1 2014: The Year of the Horse

Do you enjoy garden-fresh vegetables but you are not able to produce them for yourself? If so, you will want to come out and hear Janet Carson as she speaks on the “Community Gardening Program” at the UA Phillips Community College, Stuttgart campus, on Saturday morning, February 1. The program will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Seminar Room located in the main building on the campus. Following her presentation she will be answering your gardening questions. This community garden program has gained popularity since it offers those who are unable to raise their own garden the opportunity to have access to fresh produce. There is no charge for attending the program. Carson is a Horticulture Spe-

cialist with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and provides leadership for the Arkansas Master Gardener Program. She is often seen on local television sharing her gardening expertise. This meeting is open to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should notify the county Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible prior to the activity. In an effort to educate our youth on the importance of including a variety of fresh vegetables in their diet, the

“Eating from the Garden” program has recently been developed for children. This program will be implemented at St. John’s Lutheran School in Stuttgart with the children involved in a hands-on experience of growing vegetables with raised bed gardening. As the produce is harvested, the children will be involved in preparing and eating the fruits of their labor. This program will be conducted in cooperation with the UA Cooperative Extension Service and Ana Hollis, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent for Arkansas County. If you have questions regarding the Community Gardening Program, contact Tiffany Rogers at PCC, Stuttgart campus at 870-673-4201, Ext. 1801.

Gazebo Dedicated to DeWitt Nursing Home

By Kevin Brown Photo by Scott Wood So on January 31st the Chinese New Year begins. A.K.A. the Chinese Spring Festival, A.K.A. the Lunar New Year, this traditional holiday dating back over 4,000 years begins with the last day on the Chinese calendar and usually concludes on the 15th day of the first month with the Lantern Festival. Each year is associated with a cyclical Zodiac Animal and Earthly Branch (earth, fire, wood, metal and water). This year’s animal and branch is the Wood Horse. If you were born in the years ’54, ’66, ’78, 1990, or ’02, then according to Chinese Astrology, this is your year. And if you were born in one of these years you may find that you have excellent communication techniques, enjoying being the center of attention, talented and wild-spirited, perceptive and clever, love entertainment, down to earth, kind and will not concede to failure. However, you may also find you are temperamental, stubborn and independent-minded in the matters of advice, flamboyant, intolerant of restraint and impatient. Wild Horses, as stated by your horoscope for this year, pull back on the reigns a little. Don’t take a lot of risks. Be even tempered and work on having pa-

tience. In your work, you will have some leaps forward, but don’t be greedy. Appreciate the wealth you have, however much it may be. Be loving and honest in your relationships and get plenty of exercise and rest, as you may be susceptible to pesky illnesses. Just saying. On another note, some celebrities sharing your year and fortune are: Ashton Kutcher, Barbra Streisand, Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford, Helena Bonham Carter, Jimi Hendrix, Katie Holmes, John Travolta, Kobe Bryant, Kristen Stewart, Martin Scorsese, Muhammed Ali, Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney and Sean Connery. Quite an array of personalities and talent. And not bad company I’d say. See you next week.

ABOVE: Family and friends of Troy Adams gather at the gazebo on the one year anniversary of his death to honor his memory. Front row left to right: Jennie Shepherd, Shirly Adams, Jean Adams, Peggy Aufderheid and Dena Adams. Back row left to right: Bob Adams, Rhonda Adams Boyd and DeWitt Nursing Administrator Lynn O’ Bryant. RIGHT: Plaque placed in Troy Adams honor.

A gazebo was dedicated to the DeWitt Nursing Home in memory of Troy Adams who passed away January 27, 2013. The gazebo was made possible by gifts from his family and friends that were donated in his honor. A plaque was placed on the gazebo to serve as a memorial to Adams and his time at DeWitt Nursing Home. Memorials and donations can always be made in honor of the DeWitt City Nursing Home to benefit current residents.

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Rail Links and Relationships By Don Roth The only portion of the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad in operation was the western division between DeValls Bluff and Little Rock. Two trains ran daily between the two points protected by a flat car on which an artillery piece was mounted. The depot and river bank at the Bluff were crowded with military freight and civilian items destined for Little Rock. But the two trains couldn’t move it fast enough to stay up with arriving steamboats. The supply situation was far more critical at Fort Smith because the Arkansas River had not been navigable that far

up since before the Federal occupation began in September of 1863. By now the citizens and military brass of the two cities were urging the Federal government to extend the roadbed to the western border. Later in the week at Fort Smith, a mass meeting energetically passed a resolution declaring the construction of a railroad between Little Rock and Fort Smith a military necessity. Winter quarters in Georgia presented an opportunity for Lt Gen. William H. Hardee to travel south and celebrate his wedding in Mobile Alabama with Arkansas General Patrick Cleburne acting as best man.

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When the festivities concluded, the wedding party boarded a steamboat on the edge of town for a trip down the scenic Tombigbee River. All the time Gen. Cleburne was captivated by the maid of honor, twenty -four-year-old Susan Tarleton. It was here their courtship began. The voyage lasted only twenty-fours, but Cleburne stayed in Mobile for eleven days and proposed to the fair haired belle. With the arrival of February a portion of the Army of Tennessee including the Arkansas brigade were ordered to prepare three days rations, break camp, and prepare to march. Gen. William T. Sherman was driving east from Vicks-

burg and laying to waste a fifty mile wide strip across Mississippi to Meridian and there waited. When a friendly column from Memphis was driven back by Gen. N. B. Forrest, Sherman canceled further action and returned to Vicksburg before the Confederates from Georgia arrived. (Bruce H. Stewart Jr., Invisible Hero, Patrick Cleburne, Mercer University Press, Macon Georgia, 2009. Floyd R. Barnhill, Maj. Calvin Collier, The Fighting Fifth, Barnhill Publishing, Jonesboro Arkansas. Margaret Ross, Chronicles of Arkansas, Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansas. February 7, 1964)

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